Patrons are being asked to come out in large numbers to support local manufacturers at the 2013 Buy Dominica Carnival Extravaganza currently being held at the Roseau Market.
The extravaganza, which will continue for seven days, was officially launched on Wednesday morning and according to Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Manufacturers Association Severin McKenzie the event is a continuation of the first Buy Dominica event which was held during the Christmas season.
He added that the objective of the event is to raise awareness of the products being manufactured locally and at the same time creating an avenue for local manufacturers to sell their produce.
President of the Dominica Manufacturers Association Linford Guthrie, said that it is time that the thirst for international products be reversed.
“We should reverse the trend of high demand for foreign products. The interpretation of local in Dominica is something negative but I want to appeal to our consumers that the more we consume the local products and services, it’s the better we all are,” he stated.
According to Humphrey consuming local products will lead to the reduction of Dominica’s high import bill.
He urged the public to make an effort to purchase local products at the supermarkets and shops.
Meanwhile,Economist, Trade and Sustainability Development Specialist Eisenhower Douglas advised the producers that they should ensure that their products are of a good quality, properly priced and that the source of their product is reliable.
The extragavanza ends on Ash Wednesday.